Location: Coventry, UK

Established: 1990

Competitive For: Business, Computing, Healthcare management



Arden University is a private university established as Resource Development International in 1990 and later it was awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the British government. It has been owned by Global University Systems since August 2016. Arden’s head office is located in Middlemarch Park, Coventry. The university has three London based study centres at Ealing, Tower Hill and Holborn. It has also two further study centres in Manchester and Birmingham.

Arden University believes that everyone everywhere has the right to higher education. Being a specialist in flexible learning for postgraduate and undergraduate courses, Arden has supported more than 50,000 students over 25 years. Whatever the constraints such as location, cost, life commitments or time, the university provides students with access to higher education. Courses are designed with a strong focus on employability and many of them are accredited by professional bodies that mean the qualification is meeting industry standards.

Arden University offers Blended Learning and Distance Learning to their students. Blended Learning is a combination of face-to-face learning at one of their centres and studying online. Distance Learning is provided by their virtual learning platform ‘iLearn’ which is available to students 24/7, this allows students with Arden University to work while studying.

Popular Courses


Business & Management

Health & Social Care

Computing & IT

Psychology & Sociology



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Degree – 3 x GCSE above C and 2 X A levels or 2 years full-time work experience
BSc Psychology– same as Degree entry requirement plus a GCSE Maths C or equivalent
BSc Accounting and Finance Degree Same as degree entry requirement – Must have a Maths Qualification
Top-ups – A related subject HND or equivalent required.


MSc Psychology – Recognised degree 2:2 or above plus a GCSE maths or equivalent
MBA – 2:2 or above with 2 years’ work experience – or 5 years senior Management experience (without a degree)
MA and MSc – 2:2 (no work experience needed) or 5 years senior Management experience (without a degree)

Foundation year
Level 2 or 3 x GCSE passes or 1 year’s full-time work experience

English Requirement

  • Minimum IELTS requirement – 6.5 (PG) & 6.0 (UG)
  • Free English test available for EU/Home students



£6000 per level – £18000 for the full degree, or £24000 for a full degree with the foundation year.


MBA –  £1250 x 6 instalments, plus £3450 for Dissertation or pay in full for £9855.

MA £975 x 6 instalments, plus £3650 for Dissertation or pay in full for £8550

Note: Arden University does not offer Blended Learning to international students. International students can apply for Distance Learning.

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